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Miniature Portrait

1942.3930 (RS138580)

Description

A miniature portrait on ivory of a young woman in a white pique dress with a high frilled collar, wearing a hair necklace with gold clasps and a large tortoiseshell backcomb. She is pictured in front of a blue ground and is framed (possibly later as the miniature is smaller than the mat) in an eglomise gold and black mat and a gilded wood frame with applied twists.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1830
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
ivory (tooth component)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
Painting
Vegetable Ivory
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
7 x 6 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.3930
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
56819

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